|Near Earth Asteroid Trajectory Opportunities in 2020-2024 - Erik Asphaug|
Near Earth objects (NEOs) are attractive targets for spacecraft missions with the purpose of obtaining greater insight to the nature of the original bodies from which the terrestrial planets formed, without having to visit the Main Belt itself. Greater knowledge of NEOs directly sheds light on the origin and evolution of the asteroid belt, the formation of planets, and the history of the solar system...
Keywords: Asteroids; NASA; Decadal; Trajectory Opportunities; Survey; Near Earth Asteroids; NEOs
|Trojan Tour Concept Study - Mike Brown|
The purpose of this study was to define a preferred concept approach along with the risk/cost trade space for a Trojan Tour Mission launched in the 2019-2023 time frame and targeted to be within the New Frontiers mission class envelope of less than $900M in FY15 dollars. The study was conducted by a team led by Mike Brown with members of the Primitive Bodies Panel working with the JHU/APL Space Department as the design center...
Keywords: Trojan Tour; Asteroids; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal